From Verizahoo and HERE WeGo, to the Lumia 2020, BlackBerry's droid clone, Jolla's fishy friend, all things Air, and Nintendo's new play thing, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
...of Microsoft mobiles, Apple's sales slide, and Windows 10 anticipation
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Microsoft cut 19,000 jobs in its 2015 fiscal year, and 7,400 in FY2016. Having announced an additional 1,850 lay-offs in May, it now says that a further 2,850 jobs will go over the next twelve months.
Microsoft's latest 10-K form submission to the SEC reveals that the company sold 13.8 million Lumia handsets during its 2016 fiscal year, which means that it sold just 1.2 million units last quarter.
The Lumia 850 was cancelled by Microsoft and never (officially) saw the light of day, but that hasn't stopped some fans from getting their hands on a working prototype to show us what could have been.
Microsoft is offering free Docks with certain Surface models, $50 off the Lumia 650, £80 off a 1TB Xbox One, 50% off various accessories, and up to $1,000 off PCs, in a One Day Sale in the US and UK.
New firmware is rolling out for the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL today, which will enable a long-awaited feature: double tap to wake. The update also contains other improvements.
Last April, Microsoft said Windows 10 would reach a billion devices within 2-3 years. This week, it said it's installed on 350 million devices so far. But how likely is it that it will reach its goal?
Various offers on a range of Microsoft products are ending on June 30 - the same day on which the company's 2016 fiscal year ends. But even if you miss out on these, more will no doubt be along soon.
AdDuplex data indicates that Lumias account for almost 99% of devices running Windows 10 Mobile - but growth of the new OS is already slowing. There's some interesting data on Surface usage too.
NFC Tap to Pay functionality looks set to be enabled for Windows 10 Mobile in the forthcoming Anniversary Update, supported by a significantly improved version of the crippled Wallet app.
Microsoft has reduced its Lumia range but there are plenty of other devices out there with its mobile OS, and not just phones. Join us for a look at the handsets and tablets running Windows 10 Mobile.
The latest monthly AdDuplex report indicates further modest growth for Windows 10 Mobile - but Microsoft's Lumia range continues to account for over 97% of all Windows handsets in use.
After rumors started swirling a few days ago, it now looks like things are becoming official and that Microsoft will indeed sell its feature phone business, and the licensed Nokia name to Foxconn.
Microsoft and the PGA have revealed that three apps for volunteers and an app for spectators are being trialled. The apps will streamline the collection and distribution of live data and statistics.
From Gboard and Cardboard, to Salesfarce, Mario Minecraft, Mi to the Max, Windows phone sales wipeout, and Microsoft's Nokia feature phone finale, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
AdDuplex has published its findings for this month's breakdown of Windows handset usage. Windows 10 Mobile keeps growing, while there is a new holder for the title of 'most popular Windows phone'.
Microsoft has a very impressive deal for its customers. Those that decide to buy a Lumia 950XL will get the smaller Lumia 950 for free. This is for unlocked, no-contract devices.
No surprises here, but last quarter was another disastrous one for the Lumia range. Microsoft sold just 2.3m smartphones, plummeting by 49% compared with the previous quarter, and 73% year-over-year.
Microsoft has reported its latest quarterly financial results, including a 61% rise in Surface revenue, and solid growth in Office and cloud services - but a massive 46% slide in phone revenue.
It's been a month since Microsoft announced the start of its official rollout of Windows 10 Mobile for some of its older Windows Phones. Have you upgraded your handset yet - and if not, why not?
Microsoft's @LumiaVoices account, the "home of people who do wonderful things with technology" in the Windows phone community, is being shut down today, along with the wider Lumia Voices program.
A new video of the canceled McLaren has surfaced, showing off the much reported 3D Touch / 'MixView' feature. Although not the first time seeing it in practice, this is the clearest example yet.
After almost three weeks of being available for pre-orders, the Microsoft Lumia 650 is now officially available to purchase in the United States and Canada for the price of $199.
The Windows Camera app was updated today with a couple features that have been requested for some time, including forced Rich HDR for Windows 10 Mobile devices and pausing during video capture.
Beginning on April 12, Lumia Voices will be closing. Voices was 'The Microsoft Lumia community. Home of people who do wonderful things with technology'. They will be missed by many.
Microsoft is now offering Windows 10 Mobile build 14291 to Windows Phone 8.1 handsets that are officially supported for by the new OS version, with the exception of one device.
A new firmware update is available for the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The new firmware is not available OTA, as it focuses on fixes through the repair channel, and must instead be flashed.
If you've been hankering for a new Flip Cover for your Lumia 640, the Microsoft Store in the United States has chopped price of the accessory, which is now half-price, in a bunch of colors.
Some owners of the Lumia 930 are reporting that with the latest update to the Windows Camera app, they are now able to properly record video without worrying about the device not recording any audio.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 have two of the best smartphone cameras on the market. While it wouldn't be fair to compare performance and design, we can compare the cameras.
Microsoft reneged on its commitments regarding Windows 10 Mobile upgrades, and many of its customers are rightly holding it to account for that - but things aren't nearly as bad as some believe.
From Samsung's Surface and Android antitrust, to virtual gaming, Half-Life: The Motion Picture, the return of Elop, and the war on Trump, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
The Microsoft Lumia 650 is a budget Lumia that punches well above its weight. Here's our review of Microsoft's latest iteration in the Lumia 6xx series, where we intend to prove just that.
We learned earlier today that Microsoft has no plans to roll out a second wave of Windows 10 Mobile updates; however, Gabe Aul has tweeted that there may be one more device that gets the upgrade.
After releasing Windows 10 Mobile yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that there will be no second wave of devices that gets upgraded. Originally, it said all Windows Phone 8 devices were to be upgraded.
Upon upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile, Nokia Lumia 930 users will likely find that their device will no longer record audio while recording video. This has previously been an issue with Preview builds.
After being snubbed in a few rounds of firmware updates, the AT&T model of the Microsoft Lumia 950 finally has one available. One other Lumia 950 model has also received a firmware update.
While Microsoft officially released Windows 10 Mobile into the wild today, it turns out that getting the new update isn't as simple as checking for updates on your phone. Here's how to do it.
Microsoft finally announced details of its long-awaited Windows 10 Mobile upgrade today, publishing a list of devices that can grab the update now - but it looks like some phones will be left behind.
After Windows 10 Mobile was released today, Microsoft kept its promise in adding the devices that got upgraded to the list of supported devices for the latest Redstone builds.
Microsoft originally said it would begin upgrading older Windows Phones to Windows 10 Mobile in December - but after months of waiting, it's finally announced the beginning of its rollout.
I bought into the Windows Phone platform in 2010, a few weeks following the official launch. But what's it been like being a user of a platform that has been, and continues to be, largely ignored?
The Lumia 650 punches well above its weight. Because of that, we've decided to compare the device to none other than Nokia's "affordable flagship", the Nokia Lumia 830.
Microsoft announced the Lumia 550 alongside the Lumia 950 and 950 XL at the Microsoft Devices event back in October, 2015. This is our review of Microsoft's latest budget offering.
If there's any two lines of phones that continue to raise the bar for the lower mid tier, it's the Lumia 6xx and Moto G. This is our comparison of the Lumia 650 and the third generation Moto G.
The Microsoft Lumia 650 will be coming to Mexico next week for 4,399 pesos, or about $246 USD. Microsoft had originally announced that the device would come to select European markets.
Ever since Windows 10 Mobile was announced, there have only been four Lumias launched: two budget, and two flagship. Here's a full comparison of the two budget devices, Lumia 550 and 650.
When Microsoft announced the Lumia 650, they said it would come to select European markets. It would appear that a US launch is just around the corner for a possible Cricket Wireless release.
After knowing more than we know at first impressions and before we know enough to write a full review, there's second impressions. Here are the Microsoft Lumia 650 second impressions.
Microsoft's latest low end offering, the Lumia 550, costs $139 in the Microsoft Store. How does it measure up to the $29 Lumia 640? Find out in our comparison article right here.